By the Bay Gallery in Morro Bay, California
By the Bay Gallery is open daily and featuring American crafts and fine jewelry since 1988
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Ira Burhans: Clay and Paper


Ira Burhans strives to explore new forms and glazes in stoneware pottery. Because stoneware pottery can be vitreous (glass like) even without a glaze, it affords Ira the lattitude to create more aggressive shapes and carvings in his work. This results in his ability to make pots that have aesthetic curves and textures. Also, the glazes he is currently working with react to the differences in the shape and texture of each individual pot. As a result each pot has unique variations in both color and texture giving the pottery a "one of a kind" look.

The curled handles and corved surfaces are influenced by the textures of water, falling water, curling waves and patterns in the sand which moving water creates. Ira's teapots and pitchers with bird like spouts are reminiscent of a spout found on an old watering can and have evolved to be more bird like.

Ira's pottery is primarily functional. All glazes are lead free and food safe. It can be used in the oven, microwave and in a dishwasher. Ira's stoneware pottery can easily become part of your everyday life. 

895 Embarcadero, Morro Bay, CA 93442 | 805-772-5563 |
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